Writer Lara Dunning lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest. During her six years as a freelancer, she has produced quality content for travel magazines (print and online) as well as visitor guides and blog posts for destination marketing organizations.
She is also the editor and founder of Small Town Washington & Beyond where she shares her passion for small towns.
She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts with a dual degree in nonfiction and young adult writing, and a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology.
Her work can be found in Experience Anacortes, Bainbridge Island Magazine, Family Vacation Critic, Meeting News Northwest, Northwest Travel & Life Magazine, TraveLife Magazine, trivago magazine, WaggonerGuide.com, WanderWithWonder.com, and Whidbey Camano Islands.
Her essays have been published in Soundings Review, Silver Apples Magazine, Mountain Gazette, Niche Literary Magazine, Animal Literary Magazine, and her essay in The Lindenwood Review received a Pushcart nomination. Her young adult novel, Aleutian Pearl, won 2nd place in the Authors.me YA!2015 contest.